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Old 04-26-2012, 01:24 PM
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I remember sitting in the waiting room during airline interviews with the other newbie - hopefuls. I just sat there with my mouth shut because I had no "gouge." I showed up cold. Having just come off a tour flying with a foreign military, and never planning to have been an airline pilot in the first place, I didn't know there was such a thing as gouge.

The other interviewees were going over their canned answers to questions they knew they would be asked. Most were relating some particularly hairy ILS or talking about how they handled a person that didn't flip the checklist back the right way or some ugly landing at some podunk field.

They were tools.
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Old 04-26-2012, 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by scambo1 View Post
I'm a tool because I use popeye. I also say roger. The few times in my life I have said popeye, I've never had a controller not understand. They must understand tooldom.

You are now less clueless: Brevity code - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia but you still may be tumbleweed.
I am not the one that said someone was a tool for using these terms, I simply said that neither I or the former military guy I was flying with knew what the term "popeye" meant. To throw out a psychological term, I think you might be "projecting."
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Old 04-26-2012, 02:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Bluto View Post
And saying "popeye" is way faster than saying "IMC", which actually is in the AIM and pilot controller glossary.
You mean just like how the tower and ground controllers in ATL use "snuggle up" as a phrase to have you taxi as close as you can to the preceding aircraft? Where is that in the AIM?
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Bluto View Post
And saying "popeye" is way faster than saying "IMC", which actually is in the AIM and pilot controller glossary.
AIM or not, who cares as long as it gets the point across. Just be clear and concise.

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Also closing the tol cards to the front page and setting the transponder to 1200. Why?
The TOL cards, I don't understand but putting the transponder to 1200 I like because if I'm about to call for a before start/push checklist and I see 1200 still in the squawk I know someone has forgotten to do something. I have seen guys get to "Transponder.... XXXX set, ON" and just read whats showing in the box rather than what they got from the clearance. Talk about defeating the purpose...
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:19 PM
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Originally Posted by 80ktsClamp View Post
I'm trying to figure out how I've never even heard this before. I guess picking your nose in the cockpit and hiding the boogers in creative places is a full time job.
I've never heard "Popeye" either. I like putting my boogers behind the yoke and on the seat-height adjust handle.







I kid, I kid. But I def. pick my nose. It's like farting. You might as well own it and appreciate it, because there are only two of you up there. Gonna fart. Gonna have boogers. Only one way to get rid of them.
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:23 PM
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Originally Posted by el jefe View Post
The Anti-Tool(s) from yesterday on ground at CMH regarding a GDP to ORD.

ground- "Eagle XYZ, If you make it quick to the runway, tower says she has a hole she can fit you in."


Not a single raunchy joke was made over the radio, I was impressed.
Everybody on frequency thought of one though...
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:26 PM
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Originally Posted by MrBigAir View Post

I kid, I kid. But I def. pick my nose. It's like farting. You might as well own it and appreciate it, because there are only two of you up there. Gonna fart. Gonna have boogers. Only one way to get rid of them.
They're not boogers, they're Boeing (or Air Bus) corn flakes.......
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:42 PM
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Originally Posted by etflies View Post
I find it odd when couples say "we're" pregnant. "We" are not pregnant, SHE is pregnant. WE are going to be parents. Last I checked i was a dude, and I'm not equppied to pass a slimy watermelon out of any orifice a few months down the road.
YES, drives me nuts.


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Old 04-26-2012, 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by freezingflyboy View Post
I have seen guys get to "Transponder.... XXXX set, ON" and just read whats showing in the box rather than what they got from the clearance.
Or reading the checklist without actually looking at the items they are checking....

I usually let them read the whole thing and then point out the items they missed. Stare disapprovingly. If I had a 70's mustache and huge bushy eyebrows this would work much better.
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:55 PM
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What about the guy who talks singularly on the radio as if he's flying a Cessna. "I" want to climb to 350, "I" want to deviate 15 right. TOOL! Wouldn't a crew aircraft be "we"?

I can remember back in the eighties flying with a butt hole on the DC-9 when the controller asked how our ride was, he put his paper down, looked over his reading glasses and told me to tell him its smooth. Thanks for the instruction captain, I could have never figured that one out. BIG TOOL!
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